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OpenImpact | Challenge: Disrupt the Oxygen Market to Improve End-of-Life Ca...
Wed, May 10, 2017, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Session Summary: The last OpenImpact session of the academic year, will feature a challenge from Matter (a healthcare incubator) to identify and prototype new approaches to the patient experience of Oxygen therapy. Specifically we’ll explore a complex lung disease that is difficult to diagnose, has few current therapies, and contributes to debilitating anxiety and confusion for caregivers. We’ll need every discipline at the session, as solutions may come from anthropology, policy, medicine, data science, and finance.
People or teams with promising ideas can attend a follow up session with SEI and Matter staff the week after to turn their idea into a business model and apply to Matter’s challenge with a cash prize of $1,000,000.
Presenter Summary: MATTER is a community of healthcare innovators, an incubator of ideas, and a catalyst for change. We are boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs pushing against the status quo and established institutions dedicated to improving patients’ lives. At MATTER we are all hungry for change, and we’re working together to solve real and complex healthcare problems.
This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff and will start promptly at 5:30pm. Dinner will be provided to those who RSVP by May 8.
SUMMARY OF OPENIMPACT: OpenImpact is a monthly studio-workshop series that trains students in mixed-methods research, user-centered design, and leadership while bringing faculty and grad students together from across campus to creatively engage urgent social challenges. Each session will feature a social sector leader who will present a specifically defined problem that attendees will prototype to solve. Sessions this year included: Opioid Management for Rural Communities, Inclusive Opinion Research for Public Policy and Marketing, Prison Recidivism and Workforce Development; and Coordination of Care of Pediatric Patients.